This Friday: UMBC President to Deliver Keynote at 2014 EC Moore Symposium

Friday, April 4, 2014 | IUPUI Campus Center | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Organizers: James Gregory and Amy Powell
Presenter: Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning to welcome Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Dr. Hrabowski leads a campus widely recognized for its culture of embracing academic innovation and inclusive excellence. His keynote, entitled “Institutional Culture Change: Academic Innovation and Inclusive Excellence,” will focus special attention on building a diverse culture of innovation and excellence in STEM fields and the critically important process of institutional culture change. Under Dr. Hrabowski’s leadership, UMBC has produced a number of distinctive initiatives to support and enhance teaching and learning – from infusing entrepreneurship and civic engagement into the curriculum to establishing an academic innovation fund to support faculty as they redesign courses and develop new approaches to help students succeed.

Registration for the Symposium is required; click here to register.

In addition to Dr. Hrabowski's keynote, we are excited to feature two plenary speakers:

Michael Yard of the Purdue School of Science and recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at IUPUI will deliver a talk entitled “Why it Matters—Enhancing Student Learning and Interest by Connecting Course Topics to Issues of Critical Local, National, and Global Importance via Intense Real World Experiences.”

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo of the Purdue School of Science and the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching at IUPUI will give a talk entitled “Multicultural Teaching Increases Student Learning and Engagement: Why We Can (and Should) Try Multicultural Teaching.”

The Symposium will also have three concurrent sessions with 16 presentations, as well as a poster session and an Ignite session (informative and quick - five minute - to-the-point talks) during lunch. There are four concurrent session tracks: multidisciplinary, online teaching and learning, and health and life sciences.  Each track features presenters from across the state of Indiana.

For details and abstracts, please see the list of sessions or here to view the schedule.

The Symposium is one of IUPUI's oldest public events, dating from the years of IUPUI's inception. Named in honor of Edward C. Moore, former dean of the faculties, the Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning. The Symposium is free-of-charge and lunch will be provided.

The 2014 Symposium is sponsored by:

Click here to register  for the 2014 E.C. Moore Symposium .


Ways to Document Your Teaching

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | University Library 1126 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Lauren Easterling, Doug Jerolimov

This session will cover how, when, and why graduate students and early-career faculty should document their teaching experiences. Participants will review examples of how to document teaching, both in physical and digital forms, and they will discuss the role of classroom observations, course evaluations, and other ways to generate evidence of teaching practices and student learning outcomes.

Teaching@IUPUI: Slide Show Presentation Best Practices

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect Meeting Room | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: Tom Janke

Slide show presentations such as ones prepared in PowerPoint are ubiquitous but not always supportive of learning. In this session, participants will discover evidence-supported slide show presentation techniques that will encourage learning and promote engagement. To make the most of this session, participants should have proficiency with PowerPoint, Keynote or similar slide show authoring tools.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time.

Partner Opportunity

Nanotechnology Discovery Summer Camp for High School Students

Application deadline extended to April 18, 2014 | for questions, contact or (317) 274-8877 or visit here

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) Summer Camp is a week-long day camp (June 9-13, 2014 or June 23-27, 2014) that provides a unique opportunity for high-school students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology on the IUPUI campus. Nanotechnology concerns the control of matter in the nanometer scale: one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. This cutting-edge field is becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines. The camp fee ($295) covers all camp materials and supplies, and includes daily lunch and the cost of one IUPUI course credit. Need-based scholarships may be available; housing and transportation unavailable. 

Participating high-school students will work with world-renowned faculty mentors to:
- Discover innovative technologies
- Gain hands-on laboratory experience
- Engage in research and learning activities
- Earn one college-credit hour

Center for Teaching and Learning

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